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SA is improving its service delivery claims Zuma
SA is improving its service delivery claims Zuma

While the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council has admitted at its housing summit that it has performed poorly when it comes to providing homes for its residents, President Jacob Zuma says great strides have been made in delivering basic services to South African communities.

19 Sep 2014 09:23

Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery
Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery

As the population of Ekurhuleni grows at a rate of between 3% and 4% a year, the area has become one of the largest informal settlements in the country with 119 informal settlements housing 162,000 people.

19 Sep 2014 08:08

Energy constraints will deepen woes of construction sector
Energy constraints will deepen woes of construction sector

Eskom's recent announcement regarding project delays in both the completion and critical maintenance of numerous local power plants means that for the next few years, load shedding will be a reality.

By Brian Africa 19 Sep 2014 07:17

Finding cost-effective solutions for SA's power supply
Finding cost-effective solutions for SA's power supply

Air pollution caused by emissions from the chimney stacks of Eskom's coal-fired power stations and the smoke from the cooking fires of millions of township residents are closely interlinked in a kind of vicious cycle: the more Eskom spends on cleaning up its stacks, the more people can expect to pay for power.

19 Sep 2014 07:02

Fifteen projects nominated for AfriSam-SAIA Award
Fifteen projects nominated for AfriSam-SAIA Award

The AfriSam-SAIA Award recognises buildings that are the result of an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology. This year there are fifteen projects in the running for the third bi-annual AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture which takes place in October.

19 Sep 2014 06:50

Climate change: the South African scenario
Climate change: the South African scenario

On Tuesday, 23 September, more than 120 world leaders will meet in New York to announce how they each intend to tackle climate change. Two days before the summit, billed as the 'largest mobilisation on climate change', the People's Climate March will demand for urgent action.

By Sindy Peters 18 Sep 2014 11:49

Green buildings make economic sense
Green buildings make economic sense

With rising operating costs and the economic slowdown in SA likely to affect commercial property developments within the next few months, it is an opportune time for developers to explore the business case for green buildings, says Nedbank Corporate Property Finance Gauteng Regional Executive Ken Reynolds.

18 Sep 2014 11:16

SA's water crisis in danger of deepening
SA's water crisis in danger of deepening

South Africa is facing a water crisis and the government's current plans to address it are not sufficient according to the latest paper of the African Futures project released at a seminar in Pretoria.

18 Sep 2014 10:41

SA search and rescue team sent to Lagos
SA search and rescue team sent to Lagos

Government has dispatched a search and rescue team to Lagos to assist in the recovery of the remains of South Africans that were killed when a building collapsed in Nigeria, says International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

18 Sep 2014 09:10

67 South Africans killed as church collapses in Lagos
67 South Africans killed as church collapses in Lagos

The Presidency has confirmed that 67 South Africans have been killed and scores others injured after a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Friday, 12 September, in Lagos, Nigeria.

17 Sep 2014 08:21

GBCSA launches IFC's EDGE in SA
GBCSA launches IFC's EDGE in SA

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has announced the launch of the EDGE rating system - a new green building certification programme for the residential property market - to be utilised for homes in South Africa.

17 Sep 2014 08:15

Cabinet approves further funding for Eskom
Cabinet approves further funding for Eskom

National Treasury has announced the approval of a package to support Eskom to ensure that the energy security of the country is maintained and GDP growth supported.

16 Sep 2014 09:26

Second tender awarded for NAA project
Second tender awarded for NAA project

Construction of approximately R250m worth of urgently needed bulk water infrastructure is now underway to the north of Durban.

16 Sep 2014 09:15